“Don’t blame parents”: Paul Tough on the Harlem Children’s Zone

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Paul Tough, an editor at the New York Times and author of “Whatever it takes: Geoffrey Canada’s quest to change Harlem and America,” was in Springfield today. We’ve discussed the attraction and perils (price tag) of the Harlem Children’s Zone here, and Manuel Pastor’s perspective on the subject here. But I lured Paul into a quiet corner today to ask him more about an element of the HCZ philosophy called “Don’t blame parents.”

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